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NEXT Harberton Folk Circular - ??day ?? May 2018

Part One below - A full listing for the coming month
Part Two - Some newly notified (and updated) later events
Part Three - Other stuff
The full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

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Dartington - New regular monthly Acoustic Folk Nights at Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinners Bridge, Dartington TQ9 6JD. All musicians welcome, all styles; songs; tunes. Fridays: May 25; June 22; July 20. Start 8.30pm.

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15/5/18

Harberton Folk Circular - Tuesday 15 May 2018

Sorry it's been so long since the last circular. GDPR stuff has been taking up a lot of my spare time, but I think I'm almost there now.
Part One below - A Very Important GDPR Update
Part Two -
A full listing for the coming month
The full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

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GDPR Update - My Next Email will Require Action on Your Part
My next email (hopefully tomorrow) will be particularly important as it will hopefully ensure that the Harberton Folk email circulation is operating in compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force with effect from 25 May 2018.
You must take action as indicated in that next email (or any subsequent reminders) if you wish to continue receiving the e-circulars, i.e. re-confirm your consent to receive Harberton Folk e-circulars.
If you do not, we will unfortunately be obliged to remove your name and email address from the circulation.
Sorry to sound rather 'technical' or officious, but this IS REALLY IMPORTANT and we don't want to lose you!
Please also note that a few changes are also being made at the same time in the hope of reducing the likelihood of these circulars being regarded as spam/junk by some email systems/providers. For example, the sending address will in future appear as hfolk@johnculf.co.uk (in case you need to 'whitelist' this address or otherwise approve it for receiving Harberton Folk e-circulars.
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***** Part Two - A full listing for the coming month *****

Tuesday 22 May 2018 8pm - Shanty Workshop with The Exmouth Shanty Men - The Beach Pub, Exmouth EX8 1DR
Another of our ever popular Shanty Workshops at our 'home' of the Beach Pub, Exmouth (adjacent to the marina). www.exmouthshantymen.com.

NEW Tuesday 22 May 2018 7.30pm - Double bill: Marcus Corbett & Nitin Gaikwad plus Faeland - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
“With his deep affinity with Indian classical music and his expertise in soulfully conveying its essence on the humble acoustic guitar. … where other guitar maestros have dipped their toes…. Marcus has taken the integration a stage further and his collaboration with tabla virtuosos Nitin Gaikwad and Sharanappa Guttaragi .. is both fiery and rewarding” Fatea Magazine. Faeland aka Bristol based folk duo Jacob Morrison and Rebecca Nelson: “A really fabulous band making glorious folk music” BBC South West. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Wednesday 23 May 2018 7.30pm - The Silken Same - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
‘If we’re talking about being firmly rooted between the traditional and the modern, then no-one embodies that more perfectly'. Silken Same are Galway duo Mossy Nolan and Colm McGowan. With rip-roaring tunes and delicately played compositions, their music takes inspiration both from their native Ireland and all over Europe. Having supported a formidable roll call of artists in their native Ireland (This is the Kit, LAU, Luka Bloom, Seamus Fogarty) they are making their UK debut.
Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Thursday 24 May 2018 8.30pm - The Silken Same - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
‘If we’re talking about being firmly rooted between the traditional and the modern, then no-one embodies that more perfectly'. Silken Same are Galway duo Mossy Nolan and Colm McGowan. With rip-roaring tunes and delicately played compositions, their music takes inspiration both from their native Ireland and all over Europe. Having supported a formidable roll call of artists in their native Ireland (This is the Kit, LAU, Luka Bloom, Seamus Fogarty) they are making their UK debut. Entry £2. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Friday 25 May 2018 9pm - Kitty Macfarlane - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar "This young Somerset-based singer-songwriter's blessed with a strong identity: a confident singing voice and a compelling writing style deriving inspiration from growing up in the south-west, allied to a talent for finding wider significance in everyday experiences"​ - fRoots Magazine. www.kittymacfarlane.com.  Entry £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Friday 25 May 2018 8pm - Gallery Bar Special: Tamar - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Multi-instrumental duo with original music inspired by the West Country and some of its most prominent historical figures and events. Featuring local boys Oliver Wheeldon and Barney Kenny playing Fiddle, Slide Guitar and 12 String Acoustic Guitar with a foot-stomping Celtic/Anglo crossover style of music. The boys regularly play alongside Mad Dog McRea and are now touring their second album A Letter From The West. A great local live act not to be missed! Free entry, informal atmosphere, donations to the band please. Full details www.calstockarts.org.

Saturday 26 May 2018 7.30pm - Ensemble Baklava and Radial Band - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Two first rate folk/world local bands raising money for St John’s Windows of Opportunity Fund. Both bands combine improvisation and original material into their performances of songs and dance tunes drawn from the peoples and cultures of Europe - from the music of Medieval Spain to the rich musical heritage of the lands around the Eastern Mediterranean, from the dances of Scandinavia to the rhythms of eastern Europe- all performed on many exotic instruments. More info on websites www.baklavamusic.com and www.facebook.com/radialband. Tickets £8 door, refreshments.

Saturday 26 May 2018 8pm - Reg Meuross & Anna Tanvir - Bow Village Hall, nr Crediton EX17 6HU (map)
Harpist Anna Tanvir will perform a solo opening set, and will join Reg for part of his headline set. The combination of these two musicians is magical. Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls and folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and intimate as well as huge festival stages in the UK and abroad, he consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing. Anna Tanvir is an exceptional singer and Celtic harp player of Indian/Irish origin. She has performed all over Europe, India and Madagascar combining a classical technique with a traditional sound. Her repertoire is a mix of traditional melodies and her own compositions reflecting her mixed cultural heritage and transcending the barriers of nation and language by recounting universally relevant stories of life and love. Tickets £12(+) from www.wegottickets.com/event/427168 or call 01363 82379.

Sunday 27 May 2018 8pm - Kitty Macfarlane - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
With special guest, Victoria Pearce. Kitty Macfarlane is a Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar. As well as the release of her debut EP Tide & Time - featuring Sam Kelly (co-producer), Jamie Francis, Lukas Drinkwater, Maya McCourt and Ciaran Algar, and gaining her first national airplay on the BBC Radio 2 folk show with Mark Radcliffe, and Tom Robinson's show on BBC 6Music. www.wegottickets.com/event/434832.

Sunday 27 May 2018 7.30pm - Gilmore & Roberts - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention, and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Tuesday 29 May 2018 8.30pm - Devon Bird / Andy Clarke Solo - Exmouth Folk Night, Manor Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth EX8 2AG (map)
Free entry.

Tuesday 29 May 2018 7.30pm - Robyn Hitchcock - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
+ support from The Left Outsides. Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

UPDATED Wednesday 30 May 2018 8pm - Fairport Convention - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Full details, bookings etc.
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220. Almost sold out

Thursday 31 May 2018 - Fairport Convention - St Petroc's Church, Bodmin
A bit outside our usual coverage area, but probably a first for Bodmin! Doors 7pm. Tickets £20. Details www.intobodmin.co.uk/the-st-petroc-s-sessions.

Thursday 31 May 2018 8pm - Edwina Hayes’ Mile Roses Trio - Otterton Mill (Courtyard), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Edwina is a firm Mill favourite and regular performer and we are delighted to welcome the Mile Roses Trio to Devon. Described as Contemporary British Folk music with a nod to Nashville, Edwina, Kate Bramley and Simon Haworth are sure to enchant. Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

UPDATED Friday 1 June 2018 7.30pm - Reg Meuross - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
With special guest harpist Anna Tanvir. A magical musical evening with Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross and special guest harpist Anna Tanvir, plus beautiful harmonies from our local friend, Katie Whitehouse, and her Totnes Pop Up choir. Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls, arts centres and intimate folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and huge festival stages in the UK and abroad, he consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing. He has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance on a really human level, with words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

1-3 June 2018 - West Country Traditions Weekend - Exmouth
Presented by Exmouth Festival, featuring some of the finest acts from the South West. Located on the Imperial Grounds Exmouth, our main stage will be a Big Top.
Friday 1 June 7.30pm - Dartmoor Night, featuring Bill Murray, Jim Causley, The Dartmoor Pixie Band and more - Free entry
Saturday 2 June 7.30pm - Edgelarks and Tobias Ben Jacob - Tickets £10
Sunday 3 June 7.30pm - Steve Knightley, supported by The Exmouth Shanty Men, Alan Whitbread - Tickets £18
Tickets available from www.exmouthshantymen.com.
Plus Saturday and Sunday, free entertainment both days, including local folk artists, such as Devonbird, Rosie Eade, Shanty Groups from across the South West, Morris and Clog Dancers, singing and musicians sessions, craft stalls, steam engines and much more. Further details soon on the Exmouth Festival website www.exmouthfestival.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 2 June 2018 12.30-4.30pm - Exeter Folk Club Showcase - The Beach Pub, Victoria Road, Exmouth EX8 1DR
Part of Westcountry Traditions Weekend. An afternoon showcase featuring a selection of invited regular singers and musicians from the Exeter Folk Club run by the Cornelius Family. Everyone welcome to come listen and enjoy a feast of good music. Free entry. Info / enquiries contact: exeterfolkclub@outlook.com, 01392 210983
Other Folk Club showcases:
Saturday 2 June 5-7pm - Lympstone Folk Club, The Beach Pub
Sunday 3 June 1-4pm - Exmouth Folk Club, Manor Hotel

Saturday 2 June 2018 8pm - Glorious Chorus - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Acclaimed Devon-based performance choir Glorious Chorus returns to Calstock for another roof-raising performance. A highlight of the 2015 Calstock Jazz and Blues Festival, the choir has gone from strength to strength. With prestigious festival shows behind them – including an appearance at the Voices Now Festival at London’s Roundhouse in 2017 – this choir is as exciting to watch as to hear. Full details www.calstockarts.org.

Saturday 2 June 2018 7.30pm - Lost Sound Chorus + Gaudeamus Chamber Choir - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Dartmoor folk choir The Lost Sound: "We are excited to be singing with this superb chamber choir from Essex as part of their Devon tour. We first sang together in London, as part of the Brandenburg concert series in 2015 and have remained in touch ever since. What a wonderful sound they make! Our two choirs make for an unusual and highly compatable mix of styles. Come and join us for some heartfelt and inspiring singing." Tickets £9.50 www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/joint-concert-with-gaudeamus-chamber-choir-from-essex-tickets-44483269657?aff=erelpanelorg.

Saturday 2 June 2018 - Youth Folk Sampler Day - Ebenezer Hall, North Street, Okehampton EX20 1AR
Aged 14–18 on 1 September 2018? Play an instrument confidently? Want to take part in an inspiring day of music making? Sign up for a free place on this Sampler Day. Explore English folk music, learn from inspiring tutors and play with other young musicians from your region. Take part in a day of creative folk music workshops and, if you want to, audition for the 2018–19 National Youth Folk Ensemble. Each Sampler Day features: music workshops with Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter, Q&A with Ensemble staff, optional short audition. Sampler Days are open to players of any instrument. All playing and learning will be done by ear. These free Sampler Days have a positive and welcoming atmosphere. If you’re interested in joining the National Youth Folk Ensemble, you’ll need to attend one of them to start the audition process. Book your free place now, go to www.efdss.org/efdss-education/national-youth-folk-ensemble/sampler-days.

Saturday 2 June 2018 7.30pm - Clive Carroll - St Matthew’s Church, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton
'A Thousand Years of Music' is a show that demonstrates the versatility of the guitar to its fullest extent. For the last decade, audiences all over the world have been kept in a constant state of awe and amazement at his virtuosity and skill. With his breath-taking mastery of techniques and antecedents from Benjamin Britten to Nick Drake and from Renbourn through Gordon Giltrap to Pat Metheny, join this stunningly versatile guitarist on a joyful fairground ride of instrumental styles spanning the fields of traditional, classical and jazz with inspirations running from newgrass and fusion jazz to Irish stylings. www.clivecarroll.co.uk. Licensed bar. Tickets from 01363 866082.

Sunday 3 June 2018 4pm - Eliza Acty - Seven Stars Inn, Seven Stars Lane, Plymouth PL5 4NN
With her unique vocal style, singer and musician Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time and contemporary songs that spans over a century of music. www.elizaacty.com.

Sunday 3 June 2018 8pm - Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage - Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Support: Jack Harris. A chance meeting at their local Black Fen Folk Club in Cambridge uncovered Hannah and Ben’s shared musical passions and sympathies that over time has developed into a unique show of American roots and English folk music. Singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, Hannah and Ben are a folk duo that look and sound classically timeless. ‘Spellbinding... Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together.’ - fRoots Magazine. www.hannahbenmusic.com. Details, bookings etc. www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Sunday 3 June 2018 7.30pm - Luke Daniels - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Such is Luke Daniels’ unquenchable inquisitiveness that, since his landmark solo statement What’s Here What’s Gone in 2014, he’s put down several more markers on the musical map. Revolve and Rotate had him transporting the 19th century’s closest thing to hi-fi, the giant steel discs of the polyphon, to modern transcription. All of this, as longtime admirers noted, in the context of a career that already had 20 years on the clock, playing melodeon for the great and the good such as Ian Anderson and Riverdance, as a regular in Cara Dillon’s band and a soloist on the soundtracks for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Wednesday 6 June 2018 7.30pm - Nancy Kerr - St Andrew's Church, Greenhill, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8NN
Music in Moretonhampstead
www.musicinmoretonhampstead.com are delighted that Nancy will be performing for us in the medieval St Andrew’s Church with its amazing acoustics. Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation and BBC's Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015. Tickets £13.50 www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nancy-kerr-tickets-44792705187?aff=es2, Moretonhampstead Information Centre, or on the door if any remaining.

NEW Friday 8 June 2018 7.30pm - Fake Thackray - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
A hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the life and songs of one of this country’s finest and funniest wordsmiths, Jake Thackray. Highly entertaining whether you are discovering Jake for the first time, or an ardent fan. The late Jake Thackray is being increasingly acknowledged as one of the greatest English songwriters of the twentieth century, a unique talent, whose songs are full of poetry, wit, irreverence and humanity. John Watterson is Jake’s biographer and the UK’s leading performer of Jake’s songs. As Fake Thackray he has toured with Fairport Convention, played at many festivals, theatres, clubs and on national radio. Full details, bookings etc.
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.

NEW Friday 8 June 2018 7.30pm - Contra (American Barn) Dance - Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB
Caller: Jeremy Child. Music: tba, possibly recorded. A monthly series of Contra Dances. 7.30-10.00pm. Cost £5 per person. Beginners welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits available free of charge, but no bar. Further details at www.barndancecaller.net/exetercontra.html.

NEW 8-10 June 2018 - Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Festival
Under the heading "Live music and festival food", musicians include La Vie En Rose gypsy jazz, Baron Brady folk duo, Cosgrave & Banks contemporary folk, Annika Skoogh & Matt Carter Jazz duo, Harbottle & Jonas, Dan Fraser, Louise Parker Jazz Duo, Becky Brine Duo, The Liberty Sisters, Kindred Spirit & Bovey Tracey School. www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 9 June 2018 - Keith James: The songs of Leonard Cohen - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line. With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’, Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert across the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000 people. www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Sunday 10 June 2018 11am - d'Accord Boat Trip - Exmouth
Music & dancing afloat. BYO picnic. Tickets £12 available at d'Accord club nights. Email daccordexeter9@gmail.com for details and bookings Call: 01392 811593.

NEW Sunday 10 June 2018 7.45pm - O'Hooley & Tiddow - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Describing their songwriting as "exceptional", the national press labelled Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as "England's answer to the McGarrigles". They are among this year's BBC Folk Award nominees for "Best Duo" and their fine harmony singing is beautifully accompanied by Belinda on piano. After a 5 year absence from the Club, they return with songs that are "defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political". £10.
Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Friday 15 June 2018 7.30pm - 6 Hands: John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan, Guitars - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Seated. After many years of playing together John Williams and John Etheridge are joined by classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan in a wonderful, varied programme of solos, duos and trios. All pieces will be introduced by the players.
Legendary classical guitar maestro John Williams, whose repertoire ranges from the standard Baroque and Spanish classics to more innovative contemporary works has appeared regularly on radio and television - and his music is familiar to many film-goers, most notably The Deerhunter (Cavatina). He has collaborated with many outstanding musicians, including Julian Bream, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth. The complete collection of his 58 CD’s (and one DVD) for Sony/CBS was issued in 2016. In 2007 he was presented with an Edison lifetime achievement award. 'John Williams is the undisputed king of the classical guitar' (The Times).
One of the world's most respected guitarists, John Etheridge's music spans a myriad of styles and influences. The guitarist for the celebrated jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, Etheridge has performed as one half of a duo with the eminent classical guitarist, John Williams and has also performed with Soft Machine, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers and Nigel Kennedy. 'I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge' (Sting in The Guardian).
Gary Ryan is one of the world’s leading exponents of the guitar and has performed to international critical acclaim for over twenty years, winning praise for his formidable technique, outstanding musicianship and entertainingly diverse programmes. In 2013 he became the first guitarist since John Williams in 1983 to be awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music in recognition of his contribution to the instrument, and only the fourth guitarist ever to receive this honour - other recipients being Andrés Segovia and Julian Bream. £25. Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 16 June 2018 8pm - Rachael McShane and The Cartographers - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
An original member of folk big band Bellowhead, singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player Rachael McShane toured internationally with them as well as winning eight BBC Folk Awards in their twelve years together. Rachael has gone on to appear in the musical theatre production The Transports alongside The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton. Rachael’s new set of traditional songs is performed with her brand new band, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane) and melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting). ‘You’re in the presence of something very special…what a voice’. Sid Smith, BBC Music. www.rachaelmcshane.co.uk. Full details, music etc. www.calstockarts.org. Coming later:
Friday 31 August 2018 - Luke Daniels & Nancy Kerr

NEW Saturday 16 June 2018 - Beth Nielsen Chapman - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
With special guest with Robert Vincent and Jess McCallister. An intimate evening with one of Nashville's most revered singer/songwriters - artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Emmy Lou Harris and Elton John have covered her songs - Beth Nielsen Chapman often digs deep into her personal feelings, but has a flair for creating songs that resonate with a wide audience. Certainly more Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin, than the new breed of Country artists she's penned songs for. Born in Harlington Texas, she first relocated to Nashville after being encouraged to do so by Beach Boy Bruce Johnston, since which time she has never looked back.  Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Saturday 16 June 2018 7.30pm - Rotary Club of Paignton Annual Barn Dance - Churston Grammar School Hall, Greenway Road, Galmpton, Brixham TQ5 0LN
Band: The Stargazy Pie, caller Hugh Edwards. Doors 7pm. Tickets £12 available from Derek Brown on 01803 845196. Ample parking - wine, beer, cider and soft drinks bar. Hot pasties and salad included in ticket. Pasties supplied by Hallett's Bakery. In aid of Rowcroft Hospice and other Rotary Charities.

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General items retained from previous circulars

Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for May (and the last few days of April)
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.

Update on the New Data Protection Law (GDPR)
My thanks to the significant number of people who have sent comments and offered advice on this subject, following my piece last week. I'm beginning to get a good idea of what I need to do to keep the Harberton Folk email circulation 'legal' and will share this with you soon. It will require simple action on your part to enable you to continue receiving the e-circulars.

New Data Protection Law
Some of you may have heard recent mention of a new (EU) data protection law coming into effect on May 25th; some may have even heard its name: General Data Protection Regulation 'GDPR'. I am still struggling to understand the possible  implications of this for my Harberton Folk email circulars and the MailChimp data base containing your details which underpins the circulars, and what I may have to do - and ask you to do - to ensure compliance with the new law and thereby allow you to continue receiving these circulars. Watch this space! JC

Session News
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
RIP
Ermington (nr. Ivybridge): Crooked Spire Inn, The Square PL21 9LP (Pub: 01548 831288). Second Friday of the month, 8.30pm. Open mic. Music and song. No more.

Session News
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
CHANGE OF DAY
Exeter: The Oddfellows, 60 New North Rd. EX4 4EP (01392 209050). Every Thursday, 9pm. Open mic. Used to be on Mondays.

28 July - 25 August 2018 - Dartington International Summer School & Festival
For details of the Folk Courses taking place during Week 2 (4-11 August): Folk Surgery (Sally Davies & Paul Hutchinson); Folk Choir (Sally Davies); Accordion Workshop (Paul Hutchinson); Folk Baroque (Andy Watts [Carnival Band]; As I Walked Out One Morning (David Harbottle & Freya Jonas), see www.dartington.org/whats-on/summer-school/week2courses.
The following Public Concerts and Ceilidh will all take place in Dartington's Great Hall:
Friday 3 August 10pm - Tavern Night: Medieval Partying
The City Musick, singers and students. Celebrate the end of the week in rousing style, with medieval songs and dances, washed down with mead, ale or wine! FREE tickets from the box office in advance.
Details www.dartington.org/whats-on/event/?id=307799.
Sunday 5 August 5.15pm - Poetry & Folk
Katrina Porteous spoken poetry with Alexis Bennett folk fiddle.
Details www.dartington.org/whats-on/event/?id=305198.
Sunday 5 August 7.45pm - Harbottle & Jonas
Freya Jonas voice and melodeon, David Harbottle voice and guitar.
Details www.dartington.org/whats-on/event/?id=304999
Thursday 9 August 5.15pm - As I Walked Out One Morning
Tickets are FREE but please book. David Harbottle and Freya Jonas directors, Sally Davies conductor, Paul Hutchinson accordion, Alexis Bennett fiddle, Dartington Folk Choir and Instrumentalists. Some of the most exciting musicians working in folk music and folk poetry present this concert of specially created work for singers and instrumentalists.
Details www.dartington.org/whats-on/event/?id=306801
Thursday 9 August 10pm - Pagoda Project
Created by Paul Hutchinson (piano accordion) and Karen Wimhurst (clarinets) to evolve their fusion sound, Pagoda Project brings together a unique blend of traditional folk music with jazz improvisation to create a warm and dynamic sound.
Details www.dartington.org/whats-on/event/?id=306803
Friday 10 August 10.30pm - Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band
The final night party celebrating this week's folk themes, with caller Alexis Bennett and the Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band. Bring your dancing shoes!
Details www.dartington.org/whats-on/event/?id=306804
Plus: Late sessions in the White Hart bar on 7 and 9 August.

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Show of Hands news
Jan and I were fortunate enough to see the current Show of Hands Duo tour '"Where We’re Bound" at the splendid Beehive Arts Centre venue in Honiton last night, and a cracking show it was, great set list, much of it going back to early days - and Geoff Lakeman in excellent form in support too. Only one other chance to see this tour anywhere near us as the Exeter Barnfield gig on 18/4 is sold out:
Saturday 14 April 2018 8pm - Show of Hands - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard (map)
www.carnglaze.com.
Show of Hands Autumn 2018 Tour Dates already up on website
With Miranda Sykes and special guest percussionist Cormac Byrne. www.showofhands.co.uk. In our area:
Sunday 11 November 2018 7.30pm - Theatre Royal, Plymouth
6-8 December 2018 7.30pm - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map) - Last three nights of the tour.

17-19 August 2018 - Beautiful Days Festival - Escot Park near Exeter
Line-up includes Richard Thompson, Oysterband, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, 3 Daft Moneys. See www.beautifuldays.org for full details.

Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for May
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.

Featured venue: Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
A wide variety of music - see www.facebook.com/pg/BrookInnPlympton/events (www.brookinnplympton.co.uk)
Tel. 01752 297604 - including.
NEW Monday 23 April 2018 - An Evening with Jim Causley
What better way to mark St George's Day than an evening of traditional folk tales and music from one of Devon's best loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene; Jim Causley. During the past decade Jim has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and in 2017 he was nominated as “Singer of the Year” at the awards. We are delighted to offer an evening with Jim on St George's Day. Tickets £25 per person and include a two course meal. www.facebook.com/events/517564475294414.
NEW Friday 4 May 2018 - Peter Donegan - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
The son of skiffle legend, Lonnie Donegan, now performing his father's songs and keeping alive the memory of one of the first stars of the hit parade. Tickets £3, available adv at the bar (free to restaurant diners that evening). www.facebook.com/events/1926312494365575. Any money raised from ticket sales will go towards Peter's fundraising campaign to help fund treatment for his three year old "Little Man", Eric, who has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. www.gofundme.com/littlemanfund.
NEW Monday 23 July 2018 - Julie Felix
Julie's back for her fourth performance at The Brook Inn. This folk legend of the 60s and 70s will be entertaining a small, select audience and the evening includes a three course meal. The cost is just £35 per person and numbers are limited so that everyone can enjoy a very special evening in the company of Julie Felix. www.facebook.com/events/1998278277124715.

Coming up at Exeter Phoenix (from May onwards), Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Exeter Phoenix arts centre stages an enormous range of musical events. See www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music for full details. The current programme includes:
Thursday 3 May 2018 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Saturday 5 May 2018 - Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings
Wednesday 9 May 2018 - Sam Lee: Singing with Nightingales
Saturday 30 June 2018 - Wildwood Kin
Monday 20 August 2018 - Hayseed Dixie
Sunday 30 September 2018 - Luca Stricagnoli
Sunday 21 October 2018 - Karine Polwart
Wednesday 7 November 2018 - Fisherman’s Friends

Coming up at Tavistock Wharf
Sunday 6 May 2018 7.30pm - Keith James: The songs of Leonard Cohen
Sunday 20 May 2018 7.30pm - Lankum (formerly known as Lynched)
Saturday 22 September 2018 8.30pm - Lindisfarne

Session News
Okehampton: New folk session at the Plume of Feathers 38 Fore Street, Okehampton on the last Sunday. Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome! See 'Sessions' on www.flaxey-green.co.uk for full details

[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
NEW
Colyford (nr. Colyton): The White Hart Inn, Swan Hill Road EX24 6QF (Bob: 01297 553201; Kay: 01297 24870; info: woman.friday@yahoo.co.uk)
Tuesday 10th April, 8pm. Acoustic session. “Trad Irish and tunes mostly. Not suitable for beginners or those wanting to play from the dots, but listeners very welcome! Come and listen if you’re not sure and see if it’s your kind of thing. Acoustic trad instruments only please. Plenty of parking at the pub – easy to find, it’s just by the tram line.”
“Probably monthly if enough interest.”
CHANGE OF DAY
South Molton: The Coaching Inn, Queen Street EX36 3BJ (01769 572526)
Third Tuesday of the month, 8pm. Open acoustic event. “All types of performers at whatever level of ability are always made very welcome, as are those who only want to listen and enjoy the entertainment. There is no entrance charge.”
Used to be on the third Friday.
CHANGE OF VENUE
Kingsteignton (nr. Newton Abbot): The Ten Tors, Exeter Rd. TQ12 3NP (01626 365434; Nigel: 07989 180091)
Every Monday, except Bank Holidays, 7.30pm – 10.30pm. Acoustic open mic. All acoustic welcome. Full PA provided. £1 entry, which includes the raffle. Proceeds are donated to the local Rowcroft Hospice.
Formerly at the Acoustic Warehouse..

Tunelink - Evening Workshops in Traditional Music and Dance
Wednesdays 7.00-8.30pm at The Mansion, Totnes TQ9 5RP

UPDATED continuing through spring and into summer:
April 18/25, May 2/9/16/23, June 6/13/20/27, July 4/11
Tunelink is a community project that provides opportunities for engagement with traditional music and dance in the South Hams. It is designed to build connections between local players, dancers and venues through increased involvement in social music-making amongst people of all generations. A series of regular workshop-style sessions led by project founders Griselda Sanderson and Louis Bingham will focus on traditional music and dance, practical learning through playing and participation. We have a commitment to providing quality musical experience, and believe that communities and individuals will benefit from greater artistic expression and activity. For more information see www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW or email tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com.

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NEW Friday 15 June 2018 7.30pm - 6 Hands: John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Selling fast: Concert with 3 legendary guitarists. After many years of playing together John Williams and John Etheridge are joined by classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan in a wonderful, varied programme of solos, duos and trios. All pieces will be introduced by the players. Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for April
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.

Flaxey Green Website - www.flaxey-green.co.uk
This excellent Devon website contains a wealth of folk-related information in addition to an events diary, such as comprehensive listings for folk dance clubs, pub sessions, bands, solo artists, callers, musicians wanted/available, morris sides, a For Sale section (currently including a couple of melodeons, a Peavey KB3 amplifier and other sound equipment.

Tunelink - Evening Workshops in Traditional Music and Dance
Wednesdays 7.00-8.30pm at The Mansion, Totnes TQ9 5RP

UPDATED continuing through spring and into summer:
April 18/25, May 2/9/16/23, June 6/13/20/27, July 4/11
Tunelink is a community project that provides opportunities for engagement with traditional music and dance in the South Hams. It is designed to build connections between local players, dancers and venues through increased involvement in social music-making amongst people of all generations. A series of regular workshop-style sessions led by project founders Griselda Sanderson and Louis Bingham will focus on traditional music and dance, practical learning through playing and participation. We have a commitment to providing quality musical experience, and believe that communities and individuals will benefit from greater artistic expression and activity. For more information see www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW or email tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com.

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Coming up at The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Details in the Diary on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk and full details at www.theflavel.org.uk.
Friday 23 March 2018 - The Furrow Collective (Folk at the Flavel)
Friday 20 April 2018 - Charlie Dore & Julian Littman
Saturday 9 June 2018 - Keith James: The songs of Leonard Cohen
Friday 22 June 2018 - Megson (Folk at the Flavel)
Saturday 15 September 2018 - Leveret (Folk at the Flavel)

Coming up at Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Exeter Phoenix arts centre stages an enormous range of musical events. See www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music for full details. The current programme includes:
Wednesday 28 February 2018 - Steve Knightley
Thursday 8 March 2018 - Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro
Saturday 10 March 2018 - Mad Dog Mcrea
Sunday 11 March 2018 - Sam Kelly
Monday 19 March 2018 - Juan Martin
Saturday 24 March 2018 - Police Dog Hogan
Sunday 25 March 2018 - The Young’uns
Friday 20 April 2018 - Sound Of The Sirens
Monday 23 April 2018 - The Rheingans Sisters
Sunday 29 April 2018 - Eric Bibb & Band
Thursday 3 May 2018 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Saturday 5 May 2018 - Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

Otterton Mill Music 2018 - Otterton Mill nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Otterton Mill has announced its new programme of music events, all on Thursdays. Full details see www.ottertonmill.com.
Spring – Upstairs in the restaurant – Tickets £15
8/3 Kent DuChaine; 5/4 Jess Klein; 19/4 Tom McConville; 3/5 Jo Harman Duo
Summer – outside courtyard – Tickets £17.50 including a glass of Mill punch
31/5 Edwina Hayes’ Mile Roses Trio; 28/6 Goat Roper Rodeo Band; 12/7 Paul Lamb & The King Snakes; 26/7 Boo Hewerdine; 9/8 Fred’s House; 23/8 Flats & Sharps
Autumn – Upstairs back in the restaurant – Tickets £15
27/9 Lisa Mills; 25/10 Rag Mama Rag

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Reminder for Gmail users:
As well as probably putting these circulars in the Promotions inbox folder (rather than the Primary folder), Gmail also 'clips' long emails, such as these circulars, and you need to select the 'View entire message' option to do just that.

Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for December
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.
That page also includes a monthly summary of music (also various genres) happening at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth, and of course a link to that pub's website for full details.

Pig's Nose Music
I've only just become aware that music of various genres has been taking place again in East Prawle, the interesting venue being the hall attached to the pub. Sorry I missed reporting The Wurzels there last Saturday, but there are still tickets available for:
NEW Saturday 10 February 2018 9pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Pigs Nose Inn Hall, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map)
Mad Dog blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Early bookers can also book return shuttle bus from Kingsbridge via East/West Charleton or Frogmore. Full details www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk.

Spring at Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Exeter Corn Exchange puts on a wide range of top-class events including comedy, various music genres, top tribute bands, dance, and much more. See www.exetercornexchange.co.uk for full details. Current Spring 2018 programme includes:
Wednesday 21 February 2018 7.30pm - Fairport Convention
Wednesday 11 April 2018 7.30pm - Feast of Fiddles 25th Annual Tour
Friday 13 April 2018 8pm - The Fureys 40th Anniverary Tour

11-13 May 2018 - Dart Music Festival - Dartmouth
Latest (23/11) line-up announcements for folk and country acts: www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk/news/latest-line-up-announcements-for-folk-and-country-acts.

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Folk music & song on Sunday evenings at Topsham Folk Club
www.topshamfolkclub.org / www.facebook.com/topshamfolkclub
2018 spring concerts at Matthews Hall:
25 February Martin Carthy & Eliza Carthy; 25 March Peter Knight & John Spiers; 29 April Jez Lowe & Steve Tilston; 3 June Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage.
Singers nights at The Globe Hotel Malthouse Sundays from 8pm.
Concert tickets can be bought online at www.topshamfolkclub.org, also on singers’ nights or at concerts. All enquiries 01392 875332.
Sunday 21 January 2018 8pm - Topsham Folk Club Annual Charity Night - Globe Hotel Malthouse.
Topsham Folk Club 40th Anniversary - Come and help us celebrate on the weekend 5/6 May 2018. Details tba.

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Session News
[gleaned from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
New addition:
Dousland (nr. Yelverton): The Burrator Inn, Princetown Road PL20 6NP (01822 853121)
Every last Thursday of the month, 8pm. Open mic with Adam.

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'Roots and Shoots' on Exeter's community radio station Phonic FM www.phonic.fm
Listen on 106.8 FM and online on 1st, 3rd, 4th (and 5th) Mondays of the month 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Featuring the best in folk/roots music with a strong emphasis on local music - both live in the studio and recorded. News too of folk/roots events in Exeter and south and east Devon. We welcome contributions from musicians, singers and anyone involved with folk/roots/world music in and around Exeter. Most importantly, listen in, then get in touch to tell us your reactions and suggestions. Contact Roots and Shoots: Telephone 01837 871498 (Martin Henning), email m.henning@hotmail.co.uk.
A message from Adrian Bull
"I co-host the 'Roots and Shoots' radio show. I specialise in playing all things folk(ish) and am particularly keen to promote local artists and events/clubs. If you are a musician and would like me to play some of your music on the show, or even come on as a guest, then I would love to hear from you. I am also keen to have promoters, folk club organisers on the programme."

'Technical' Notes
1) I send copies of my circulars to several different email addresses of my own (Plusnet, Hotmail, Gmail) to help check that as many as possible are reaching their intended recipients. Last week the copy to my Plusnet address unusually finished up in my spam folder. Very occasionally a copy may disappear without trace. I have no idea why - the joys of email! Anyway, if you think you may be missing a copy at any time, you can always find the full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk, along with the most recent circular(s).
2) A chance communication with a recipient of these circulars has revealed that Gmail, as well as probably putting the circulars in the Promotions inbox folder (rather than the Primary folder), also 'clips' long emails, such as these circulars, and you need to select the 'View entire message' option to do just that.
The person in question had failed to see the 'Christmas events' section in Part because of the above clipping.

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The Whitehouse Sessions: Upstairs at Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
The Whitehouse Sessions are intimate musical evenings with some of the best singer-songwriters around.
NB
Change of venue: This gig were originally scheduled to take place at Unit 23 Live in Totnes.
NEW Thursday 30 November 2017 8pm - Boo Hewerdine
We are very excited to welcome a big favourite: Boo Hewerdine, acclaimed Ivor Novello Award nominated English singer-songwriter returns to Totnes with new album “Swimming in Mercury” As a recording artist, Boo’s first tentative steps came with the band, The Great Divide before the formation of his much-loved eighties group “The Bible” and a career that subsequently bloomed such that he is now in constant demand as a musician, songwriter, producer, teacher and live concert performer. Early booking recommended. Support tbc. More info www.fromthewhitehouse.com. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £10 from 07832 200980, katie@fromthewhitehouse.com or online www.wegottickets.com/event/417077.

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The following interesting item appeared in Steve Cunio's Somerset & Dorset Folk Events Diary email today - Have any Harberton Folk recipients experienced this issue yet?
"Do you use Gmail?
I've had a couple of emails from people asking why SaDFolk had started to send them Google Calendar invitations to events they had no interest in. I haven't changed anything here, but following a bit of searching round the Net, I found that Google had made this 'improvement' to their service.
If you have a Gmail account and a Google Calendar account and any email you receive contains something which Google interprets as an event you might want to go to, it automatically adds the invitation to your calendar and sends you an email about it.
To turn this off, you need log into your Google Calendar then click on the gear wheel icon in the top right, select ‘settings’ then look for ‘Events in Gmail’. Under that there should be a ‘Add automatically’ setting. Deselect that and the problem should go away."
Please let me know (by reply to this email) if you as a Harberton Folk recipient have experienced this issue. Thanks. JC

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Final reminder: Important note re EE email addresses:
I understand that all email addresses @ any of the following:
Orange.net, Orangehome.co.uk, Wanadoo.co.uk, Freeserve.co.uk, Fsbusiness.co.uk, Fslife.co.uk, Fsmail.net, Fsworld.co.uk, Fsnet.co.uk
will cease to exist after the end of May 2017 and that users of these are generally being advised to use Gmail instead.
1) Do please update your email address using the 'update subscription preferences' link below to ensure that you continue to receive these e-circulars after the end of May. It would be great if you could also reply to this email to let me know you've made the change because MailChimp won't tell me.
2) If you change to Gmail, please note that Harberton Folk e-circulars may well arrive in the 'Promotions' inbox folder rather than the 'Primary' folder (if you see these separately). This is because MailChimp is a commercial email marketing tool (although fortunately free to use for relatively low-volume use such as Harberton Folk).

Nothing to do with the folk context of Cuckoos, but...
...'Devon Birds' are very keen to hear of anyone hearing or even better seeing a cuckoo. Report your own or see where cuckoos have been heard or seen at www.devonbirds.org/birdwatching/recording/cuckoos.

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Does your morris side need any new sticks?
Right, you've done May Day and the season's started, but you forgot how bad some of the sticks in the bag were. I have some well-seasoned, stripped hazel morris sticks available now, coppiced from our own small wood at Harberton over 12 months ago. First come first served. For collection from Harberton, near Totnes. Reply to this email for further information, price etc.

Important - Please Read
Somewhat disturbingly, I saw that the copy of this e-circular (and the test version I send beforehand) that I send back to my own main email address both finished up in my Junk folder for the first time last week. (The same has been happening for several weeks to the Somerset & Dorset folk events e-circulars that I receive from Steve Cunio www.sadfolk.co.uk).
I can only assume this problem is caused by a change in my ISP's spam filtering system which has perhaps taken a dislike to material sent using MailChimp, which is essentially a commercial email marketing tool, although free (and normally very convenient) for relatively small-scale users.
I fear I can do nothing to easily remedy the problem, so if you think you should be receiving my e-circulars and haven't had one within a fortnight at the most, please check your junk/spam folder.
On fortunately only very isolated occasions the return copy of my e-circular has disappeared into the ether entirely as far as my ISP is concerned, while the copies sent my Gmail and Hotmail addresses have got through normally (albeit perhaps arriving in the 'Promotions' folder in Gmail rather than 'Primary' / Junk folder in Hotmail).
If all else fails, the full open-ended listings (and recent e-circulars) can always be found on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

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Folk Music Maps - for Devon and Beyond
Do you want a quick visual guide to folk song and dance clubs elsewhere in Devon? Try the map on www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Folk_song_and_dance_clubs_map.html. Or further afield? Another (global) folk music map is available at www.folkmusicmap.wordpress.com (could do with a little udpating in places).

Folklore & Mythology Resource Guide
I've added the following link www.supersummary.com/folklore-mythology-guide (Folklore and Mythology Resource Guide) to the Links page page on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

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Featured pub venue: Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5SP (map)
Plenty of folk music happens at the Bay Horse:
2nd & 4th Wednesday – Unaccompanied folk singing, preferably not from paper. www.facebook.com/groups/177074592312716; 1st & 3rd Monday - Sessions for musicians and singers; 4th Monday - Irish Session.
Also jazz, open mic, quizzes, and excellent beer etc. Tel. 01803 862088, www.bayhorsetotnes.com, www.facebook.com/groups/23742476306.

Folk in the South Hams
Free concerts take place regularly (2nd Thursday) during the winter at the Crabshell Inn in Kingsbridge.
Various regular folk sessions of different types (general, tunes/songs, mainly trad tunes) take place in Churchstow, Frogmore and Kingsbridge).
After a change of management at the Church House Inn Churchstow, the regular 1st Thursday session there (run by John Connor) resumes on 2 February (from 8pm).
A full diary listing all the above occurrences can be found at www.shamstrad.co.uk.

Also in Topsham, but not the Folk Club
Regular instrumental session (mainly English) at The Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map) on the first Tuesday every month (not August) 8pm- 10.30pm.

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Harberton Folk Circular - Wednesday 8 June 2016

This is an important 'Admin' message - Please read
concerning
Possibly Missing Circulars
(The usual event-full circular will follow in a few days, but new details of a Seth Lakeman gig in Exeter Cathedral on 17 December, already selling very strongly, follow below.)

I've spotted an issue which means some people may not have received the normal circular I sent on Monday this week.

For 2½ years I've been using the commercial email marketing tool MailChimp to send my circulars. For my total number of contacts and total monthly usage, this is free to use. But it does mean that some email systems might regard the Harberton Folk circulars as commercial promotional material. Gmail for example may put them under the 'Promotions' Inbox tab rather than the 'Primary' tab.

To help me keep a check on what is happening I send a copy of each circular to a 'normal' email address of mine (handled by my ISP, Plusnet [ISP = internet service provider]) and I send further copies to a Gmail address and a Hotmail address. Occasionally the copy to my ISP-based email address doesn't arrive. I have no idea why? Perhaps for some unknown reason it is categorized as spam and deleted (without trace). But I also send a copy to my wife's Plusnet-based email address - and that usually gets through when mine doesn't.

Last Monday's circular was different. For the first time in the case of non-delivery to our normal Inboxes, it finished up in both my and my wife's respective Spam folders on Plusnet's server.
Again, I have no idea what element of the circular's content might have caused it to be specifically categorized as spam (it may possibly have something to do with the number and type of links I include, but that is a pure guess), and I fear the same may have happened in the case of other ISPs. I can do nothing about this. I just hope it doesn't happen again.

But if you suspect you may be missing a circular, please always check the website www.harbertonfolk.co.uk where a copy of the most recent circulars can be found, now with a prominent link on the home page.

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Folk News for Cornwall
I'm sometimes asked if there is any equivalent of the Harberton Folk e-circulars (which essentially cover southern Devon) for Cornwall. I'm not aware of anything myself, but would be happy to pass on any new information supplied to me.
The quarterly Folk News Kernow covering the county can be viewed/downloaded at
www.dreamersfolk.co.uk/folknews%20kernow.html.
Bodmin Folk Club's website has numerous links, at
www.bodminfolk.co.uk.
More Folks News for (North) Devon
www.shammickacoustic.org.uk - Shammick Acoustic, North Devon folk information
www.flaxey-green.co.uk - Covers much of Devon: folk events, song/dance clubs, sessions, ceilidhs and much more
Folk News for Somerset & Dorset / Wessex
Sadfolk's weekly email circulation - sign up at www.sadfolk.co.uk (Steve Cunio)
Acoustic Calendar for Wessex email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com (Tony Watts)

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Folk news slightly further afield:
North Devon/West Somerset music listings - Listings of regular and special music events for the next couple of months for this area can be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').
Somerset & Dorset (SADFOLK) folk events
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area.
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.

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Devon Sessions Map on Flaxey Green
A useful map showing many of the regular pub sessions happening in Devon can be found at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Sessions_map.html. This is not necessarily exhaustive and, as I know from my own earlier experience, notoriously difficult to keep up to date so do please take a look and let FG's Trevor know of any changes, additions etc.

Folk Club Map
"This could be a really useful resource but it will rely on a community effort to keep it up to date. Have a look at: www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zV_JF5o4YYCs.k5CBvD6DMEsI and, if your club or session isn't there, why not add it?"
[An interesting item gleaned from Steve Cunio's latest 'Sadfolk' (Somerset & Dorset Folk) email circular - see www.sadfolk.co.uk to sign up. I'll be adding the Folk Club Map link to the Links page on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.]

Interesting history of folk sessions in Totnes (from the 1980s to date)
I'm not sure how long it's been there - I've only just happened on it - but a history of folk sessions in various Totnes pubs, compiled by Mick Bramich (with input from others), can be found at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Session_History.html.

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A few notes about these listings - what gets listed, what doesn't... etc.
The listings primarily include 'folk' events, mostly of a concert nature, also folk club guest nights, folk workshops, ceilidhs / barn dances etc.
'Folk' of course means many things to many people so that's partly why I also include limited coverage of some Americana, blues and other acoustic music events, but also partly because there are dedicated people/venues in the area putting on top-class performers in these fields - and they take the trouble to send me information. (The 'other musics' will generally have shorter entries and fewer repeats.)
My preferred length for entries is 50-75 words, 100 words max. This length restriction, combined with a 'selection of events only', means that the overall length of each e-circular does not become excessive (and unduly sleep-inducing!). The full open-ended Diary is always available on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
If you're submitting stuff to me for inclusion, why not give a web link to online music samples? Most performers have them these days. And there's then a chance the reader will take a listen, perhaps like what they hear, and maybe even come to a gig they wouldn't have otherwise considered!
I don't include information about regular informal pub folk sessions or folk (social) dance club material - these areas are well covered by www.flaxey-green.co.uk and www.devonfolk.co.uk. - but I will list details of new sessions, for example.
The general distance qualifier has always been 'within 30 miles as the crow flies from Totnes' (covers a surprisingly wide range), although this does get stretched a little sometimes for items of potential wider South-West interest.
The e-circulars are sent to approx. 1400 folk-specific contacts (no telling of course how many fail to arrive for whatever reason, although I do my best to maintain the email list - several repeated rejections from the same address will result in that address being deleted)  The great majority of those contacts are within the above coverage area.
And please don't be offended if I occasionally forget - or even refuse - to include an item.
Keep enjoying the live music! - John Culf

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An 'interesting' email problem
Those of you who read my recent notes about the various problems I experience when sending these e-circulars may be interested/amused to see a (new) rejection message received from a recipient at a local educational establishment. I have highlighted the offending word in bold/red and added spaces so it's not rejected again. This word appeared in the item about Hayseed Dixie:
Microsoft Antigen for Exchange found a message matching a filter. The message is currently Identified.
Message: "hf21_30 080226"
Filter name: "KEYWORD= racial discrimination: h i l l b i l l y"
Sent from: "John Culf"

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A Virus Warning - but please do read this, unlike the usual hoaxes that circulate which are simply designed to clog up the email airwaves:
"There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand. This virus is called Weary-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should come into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system. You should forward this warning to 5 friends. If you do not have 5 friends, you have already been infected."

'Virus' warnings - Chain emails (e.g. petrol prices) - Please avoid them
With 1400+ email contacts, if there's junk going around I usually see quite a few examples of it. If you receive a chain email, such as those that warn of a terrible virus circulating which will destroy your hard disk, do please take a moment to check before forwarding it to your entire address book. Pick out a couple of salient words and put them into Google, e.g. "olympic torch email", and you'll soon see that they are invariably hoaxes, simply designed to further clog up email servers across the globe. And whilst possibly originally well intentioned, the petrol price emails doing the rounds have essentially been around since 1999 - see http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_gas_boycott_2006.htm and read the analysis/comments.

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Other interesting local music links
Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary www.plyclassical.co.uk - Comprehensive month-by-month listings of all types of classical music in and around Plymouth, plus some jazz and folk, including Harberton Folk's events.
Plymouth Music Accord www.plymouthmusicaccord.co.uk - Registered Charity promoting the appreciation and performance of music in the Plymouth area. Members include local orchestras, bands, choirs, opera groups, etc. and many promoters and venues, and Plymouth Folk Festival (who have a brand new, smart website).
'Off topic' but we'll mention a couple of other local live music sources for different genres:
Totnes Early Music Society www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk - fairly self-explanatory

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Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for May
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.

Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for ???
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.
On that same page I shall also attempt to include a regular monthly summary of music (also various genres) happening at the
Bicton Inn in Exmouth
, and of course a link to that pub's website for full details.

Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for September
will soon be available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.
That page also includes a monthly summary of music (also various genres) happening at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth, and of course a link to that pub's website for full details.

NEW Saturday 30 September 2017 8pm - Show of Hands - St Andrew's Church, Harberton TQ9 7SF nr Totnes (map)
Harberton Folk is delighted to have been able to seize the opportunity offered to stage a preview by Show of Hands www.showofhands.co.uk with Miranda Sykes of The Cathedrals Tour 2017, also featuring special guest Kirsty Merryn, in Harberton's village church. St Andrew's is a fine example of medieval architecture. We look forward to experiencing the lighting and sound system especially designed to enhance the ambience and acoustics of these grand old ecclesiastical buildings. All concert proceeds to the newly formed Harberton Church Community Fund (reg. charity 1172549) for the upkeep of this impressive 14th C building and the promotion of its use for community purposes in the future.
Free parking (at Harberton Parish Hall & Playing Field). No bar, but the Church House Inn is a few steps from the church door (drinks can be taken into church) and will also be opening the kitchen early offering a limited 2-course set menu from 5.00pm to 6.30pm specially for concert goers. Meals must be prebooked.
Full details at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/soh170930.htm.
Total (fully seated) capacity is only 200, including some restricted views. At the time of writing, 47 have already gone within 2 days of ticket release.